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New Hires and Promotions

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ACEP and Stratosphere Elevate Members of Executive Staff

Announcing New Hires and Promotions

January 31, 2011 – Las Vegas, Nev. – American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC and Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower announce the following new hires and promotions to  their executive staff.

Matthew Mascali has been promoted to Vice President, Food & Beverage for  Stratosphere. Mascali’s hospitality career includes positions in California as General  Manager of Paragon Steakhouse Restaurants, Director of Tourism for the Oceanside  Chamber of Commerce, Director of Operations for Rockin’ Baja Lobster and Assistant Food  & Beverage Director for Viejas Casino in San Diego. In July 2008, Mascali joined  Stratosphere as Beverage Director, and was promoted to F&B Director in 2009.

Steve Mann was named Vice President of Table Games for Stratosphere. Mann’s  previous experience includes executive level positions at Harrah’s, MGM, Station Casinos  and most recently with the Navegante Group managing the Sahara in Las Vegas.

Steve Klein has been promoted to Casino Controller for ACEP. Klein is responsible for  compliance with the Gaming MICS and Regulations, Revenue Audit and Count Room  functions. Klein’s casino career included positions at Castaways and Tropicana, as well as  Director of Race & Sports at Santa Fe casinos prior to joining Stratosphere in 2000 as  Revenue Auditor. He also held positions as Surveillance Investigator and Compliance  Manager prior to this promotion.

Rachel Hunt has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Marketing at Stratosphere. Hunt’s casino career included marketing management and executive  responsibilities with Boyd Gaming, Station Casinos and Ameristar Casinos. In her role as  Corporate Director at Ameristar, Hunt led the development of a comprehensive Player  Development and Asian Marketing program, as well as highly branded promotions and  special events, at all properties.

Stephanie McHale brings 17 years of gaming experience to her new position as Director of  Player Development at Stratosphere. During her career, Stephanie has held management  positions with Argosy, Station Casinos and Ameristar Casinos in Kansas City, Missouri. In  her most recent role as Corporate Player Development Manager, Stephanie oversaw brand‐ wide player development initiatives at Ameristar’s corporate office in Las Vegas.

About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops and the American Superstars™ and BITE® shows. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

About American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC: American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC owns and operates four gaming and entertainment properties  in Clark County, Nevada: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, is a destination resort featuring one of the most  recognizable landmarks on the Las Vegas Strip; Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, two off‐ Strip casinos, primarily serve residents of Las Vegas; and The Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada,  catering to Laughlin visitors and residents. For further information visit  www.acepllc.com .

For more information, please contact:
Kathy Topp
10e Public Relations
(702) 476‐1010 Mobile: (702) 271‐8305
ktopp@10epr.com

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